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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 07:44    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Pennsylvania, the "Coal State"




Analcime with Apophyllite - Cornwall Mines Cornwall Lebanon County Pennsylvania USA.jpg
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Analcime with Apophyllite
Cornwall Mines, Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania USA
Specimen size: 9.9 × 7.1 × 4.2 cm.
Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm.
Former Ernie Schlichter colection
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 08:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Finally Pennsylvania! The analcime in the photos that Jordi posted is now in my collection. Here are some other minerals from Pennsylvania in my collection, minerals that are the most photogenic.


quartz PA 19-9-7.JPG
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A wonderful quartz group from a coal mine! Reading Anthracite mine, near St. Clair, Schuykill Co. 9 cm across.
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quartz PA 19-9-7.JPG



fluorapatite PA 18-2-18.JPG
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Fluorapatite crystals in actinolite schist. Silver Hill quarry, Brecknock Township, Lancaster Co. The main crystal is 3 cm.
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fluorapatite PA 18-2-18.JPG



wavellite PA 18-2-19.JPG
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Wavellite, Mt. Pleasant Mills quarry, Perry Township, Snyder Co. 5 cm across.
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wavellite PA 18-2-19.JPG



strontianite PA 18-5-3.JPG
 Description:
Strontianite, Oak Hill quarry, Centre Co., 3.5 cm across.
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strontianite PA 18-5-3.JPG



calcite PA 13-8-2.JPG
 Description:
Calcite, Lincoln quarry, York Co., 7 cm across.
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calcite PA 13-8-2.JPG



pyrite PA 8-4-9.JPG
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Pyrite in schist, I-83 roadcut south of York, York Co. The crystal is 3 cm across.
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 08:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Here are a few more.


celestine PA 10-10-30.JPG
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Celestine, Meckley quarry, Mandata, Northumberland Co, the crystal is 3 cm across.
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celestine PA 10-10-30.JPG



pyromorphite PA 6-6-9.JPG
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Pyromorphite, Wheatley mine, Phoenixville, 9 cm across.
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pyromorphite  PA 6-6-9.JPG



dolomite PA 17-2-6.JPG
 Description:
Dolomite, Ober and Binkly quarry, East Petersburg, Lancaster Co., 10 cm across.
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dolomite PA 17-2-6.JPG



rutile PA 3-9-16.JPG
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Rutile, Parkesburg, Chester Co., 5 cm across.
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rutile PA 3-9-16.JPG



calcite PA 16-2-11.JPG
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Calcite, Shippensburg quarry, Cumberland Co. The crystal is 2.5 cm tall.
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 10:29    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Hello Everyone,

There are some really nice specimens so far. John the Wavellite is gorgeous.

I have a few humble pieces to add today.

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Antigorite 03c.JPG
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This Antigorite should add a little color. It is about 2 3/4" (6.98 cm) across from the Woods Chromite Mine, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Antigorite 03c.JPG



Stilpnomelane 01b.JPG
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Brassy looking little flakes of Stipnomelane from the French Creek Mine #2, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Field of veiw is 1 3/4" (4.45 cm).
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Tremolite 02b.JPG
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Obviously this is a reasonably commmon mineral but the habit here seemed worthy of a photograph. This Tremolite is from the Grace Mine, in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The specimen is 1 1/4" (3.18 cm).
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2011 17:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Former collection of Lazard Cahn, Nice dark green crystals.


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Phoenixville, Pa
7.5cm x 5.0cm
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2011 17:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Fomer collection of Leo and Marion Horensky.


DSCN0544.JPG
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Apophyllite on Magnetite
Cornwall, Pa.
7.7cm x 6.2cm
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2011 14:19    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

One more...


PICT3534.JPG
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Brucite.- Cedar Hill Quarry, Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania (USA) 10x6x5 cm.
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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2011 06:50    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

A few more from my collection.


copper PA 12-5-3.JPG
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Copper in quartz.
Pine Mountain, Adams Co., the mass of copper is about 3 cm across.
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copper PA 12-5-3.JPG



magnetite PA 4-6-1.JPG
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Magnetite, Grace mine, Morgantown. These crystals are distinctive in that they are dodecahedral, 7 cm across.
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magnetite PA 4-6-1.JPG



sphalerite PA 4-5-1.JPG
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Sphalerite, Phoenixville, Chester Co., 6 cm across.
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sphalerite PA 4-5-1.JPG



stilbite PA 1-11-26.JPG
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Stilbite with calcite, Kibblehouse quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., 8 cm in long dimension.
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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2011 13:49    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

One more from Pennsylvania.

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PICT8756.JPG
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Stilbite
Teeter's Quarry. Gettysburg. Adams Co. Pennsylvania, USA
9,5 x 5,5 cm.
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PostPosted: Oct 20, 2012 12:45    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

One fine example of the Rutile from Pennsylvania published by Ru Smith in About cyclic twinning



Rutile eightling - Parkerburg_Pennsylvania_USA.jpg
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Rutile eightling
Parkesburg, Sadsbury Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
2 cm across
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PostPosted: Oct 30, 2012 22:30    Post subject: Antigorite from the State Line Chrome Pits Md/Pa...  

Cleaning out my studio & came across some old boxes of material from the State Line Chrome Pits...


DSCN1045.JPG
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Antigorite
State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
2x3x2 cm
Collect while you're young,old age creeps up fast...
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PostPosted: Nov 01, 2012 11:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

I've been enjoying all those specimens from "classic" Pennsylvania localities--thanks, John! The purple (pink? magenta?) antigorite is something.
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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2019 18:05    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

John - that Pyromorphite is spectacular! Truly a top-notch specimen for a PA Pyromorphite, and I would love to have one of such high caliber for the PA section of our collection someday!

I never realized how woefully under-appreciated PA is on here! It seems that there is little love for the classics of PA on FMF ;)

We have a fairly good PA collection, so I will work on adding some PA specimens over the coming weeks. I'll try to get at least a couple uploaded over the next few days. Hopefully that will help to jump start this PA thread & some of the other members will start posting more PA specimens to the forum!
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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2019 19:13    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Here's my vote for the Grace mine magnetite and the rutile eightling!!
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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2019 19:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  




CelPenn.jpg
 Mineral: Celestine
 Locality:
Meckley's Quarry, Mandata, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 8.0 x 5.5 cm
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PostPosted: Dec 12, 2019 20:18    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Here is a really cool Smokey Quartz from a more recent find. It's a floater with no point of attachment, is a reverse scepter & has irregular, and some even curved, crystal faces.


20191212_200858.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky and reverse scepter)
 Locality:
Smoky Mountain Crystal Mine, Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 5.3 cm x 1.3 cm
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20191212_200858.jpg



20191212_200708.jpg
 Mineral: Quartz (variety smoky and reverse scepter)
 Locality:
Smoky Mountain Crystal Mine, Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 5.3 cm x 1.3 cm
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PostPosted: Dec 13, 2019 20:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

Since several peope seemed to like the PA Rutiles that were previously posted, I figured that people may also like this Reticulated Twin. This is the best PA Rutile that we have in our collection, and one of my favorite PA specimens.


20191213_193326.jpg
 Mineral: Rutile
 Locality:
Parkesburg, Sadsbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 3.8 cms x 3.7 cms x 3.1 cms
 Description:
Rutile with Complex Twinning
Front View
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20191213_193326.jpg



20191213_193333.jpg
 Mineral: Rutile
 Locality:
Parkesburg, Sadsbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 3.8 cms x 3.7 cms x 3.1 cms
 Description:
Rutile with Complex Twinning (pic #2)
Front View from 45 Degrees
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20191213_193333.jpg



20191213_193221.jpg
 Mineral: Rutile
 Locality:
Parkesburg, Sadsbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 3.8 cms x 3.7 cms x 3.1 cms
 Description:
Rutile with Complex Twinning (pic #3)
Side View
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20191213_193221.jpg


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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2019 11:12    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Pennsylvania  

The Botryoidal Wavellite from National Limestone Quarry which is usually green or yellow like the specimem posted earlier in the thread are fairly well known. Here is an example of a large & unusual Stalactitic Wavellite with white color & pearly luster along the cross sections from a more obscure locale that primarily operated towards the end of the 1900's. The individual stalactites appear to have formed after another mineral, possibly Goethite, as shown by the remnants of a black mineral in the center of the cross sections.


20191213_200247.jpg
 Mineral: Wavellite
 Locality:
General Trimble's Mine, East Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 13.6 cms x 6.5 cms
 Description:
Stalactitic Wavellite
Front view
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20191213_200247.jpg



20191213_200321.jpg
 Mineral: Wavellite
 Locality:
General Trimble's Mine, East Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 13.6 cms x 6.5 cms
 Description:
Stalactitic Wavellite
Top view showing cross sections
 Viewed:  495 Time(s)

20191213_200321.jpg



20191213_200350.jpg
 Mineral: Wavellite
 Locality:
General Trimble's Mine, East Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
 Dimensions: 13.6 cms x 6.5 cms
 Description:
Stalactitic Wavellite
Closeup of cross sections showing pearly acicular wavellite with black cores
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